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Does Your Load Balancer Spark Joy?

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Posted on Feb 14, 2019 11:14:48 AM

The world is ablaze with Marie Kondo and her KonMari Method™. Her book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, and her Netflix series have impacted the lives of millions around the globe. Marie Kondo's method starts with a simple question: “Does it spark joy?” If a particular item sparks joy, keep it. If not, part ways with it.
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Topics: f5 vs avi networks, hardware load balancer vs software load balancer, Hardware, software-defined load balancing, Software Load Balancer, software load balancing

It's Time to Say "Goodbye" to the Load Balancer Appliance

avatar Chris Heggem
Posted on Jan 8, 2019 2:33:47 PM

The start of a New Year serves as a great reminder to re-evaluate objectives, initiatives, and technologies. As we move forward into 2019, it is important to leave the past in the past and begin building towards the future. And appliance load balancers are something enterprises need to say “goodbye” to ASAP — and for good reason!
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Topics: hardware load balancer vs software load balancer, software-defined load balancing, f5 vs avi networks

Announcing Universal Service Mesh: Avi Networks Integration with Istio

avatar Chris Heggem
Posted on Dec 4, 2018 10:14:17 AM

Today, Avi Networks announced plans to integrate with Istio to create a Universal Service Mesh that spans traditional and containerized applications on cloud, VM, and bare-metal infrastructure.
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Topics: service mesh, Istio integrations, universal service mesh, integration with istio, istio service mesh

5 Ways to Recycle Your Old F5 Load Balancers

avatar Chris Heggem
Posted on Nov 19, 2018 10:42:58 AM

Last year, I had a bit of fun defending hardware appliances with my article Avi vs. F5: 9 Reasons Why Hardware is Better than Software. If you couldn’t tell, sarcasm is my first language.
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Topics: Hardware

Introducing Avi SaaS — the first SaaS multi-cloud load balancer

avatar Chris Heggem
Posted on Oct 30, 2018 9:51:50 AM

Today, we are excited to announce the launch of Avi SaaS, a cloud managed solution to deliver Avi's load balancing, WAF, GSLB, and service mesh across multi-cloud environments.
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Topics: Multi-cloud Load Balancing, saas

Automation: Avi Networks is to the Jetsons as F5 Networks is to the Flintstones

avatar Chris Heggem
Posted on Aug 16, 2018 10:41:45 AM

Visit AviNetworks.com or F5 Networks’ website and there will be no shortage of the word “automation”. In fact, both load balancing solutions sound very much alike according to their marketing teams, but in practice they couldn’t be more different.
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Topics: automation, Autoscaling

Multi-Cloud Load Balancing: Separating Fact from Fiction

avatar Chris Heggem
Posted on Jul 11, 2018 10:02:54 AM

We now live in a multi-cloud world. And it makes sense. Enterprises need highly available applications that can support customers all over the globe. Hybrid and multi-cloud environments, the concept of managing multiple infrastructure environments together as one, give businesses choice and flexibility with their infrastructure. Why would you lock themselves into a single data center or a single cloud?
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Topics: Multi-Cloud, multicloud traffic management, intent-based load balancer, Software Load Balancer, Multi-cloud Load Balancing

What is "Intent-Based" Anyway? The 3 Components of an Intent-Based Load Balancer

avatar Chris Heggem
Posted on Jun 19, 2018 9:47:18 AM

Chances are you’ve seen the phrase “intent-based application services” or “intent-based load balancer” (hint: that language is used all over Avi Networks' website). Application services refer to load balancing, WAF, and service mesh. But what about “intent-based”? Is “intent-based” just a bunch of marketing fluff? Actually, no. I’m well-versed in the fluff of industry peers. The story behind intent-based is straight forward.
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Topics: intent-based networking, intent-based application services, Elastic Load Balancing, software load balancing, software-defined load balancing, Software Load Balancer, intent-based load balancer

Ask Avi: Load Balancer Security

avatar Chris Heggem
Posted on May 30, 2018 1:08:35 PM

Applications don’t just support the business; applications are the business. The number of applications and end-users who rely on these applications are increasing exponentially. As such, your applications remain a popular target of attackers, and a successful attack could significantly harm your business.
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Topics: load balancer security, application services security, application delivery controller security, security in load balancing, Security

With GDPR, Let the Load Balancer Take the Lead

avatar Chris Heggem
Posted on May 7, 2018 1:10:00 PM

It’s go-time for GDPR. The EU’s sweeping new General Data Protection Regulation is set to take effect May 25. Any business that controls or processes the personal data of customers in the European Union has less than a month to comply.
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Topics: Compliance, Software Load Balancer

   
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